Wednesday, July 28, 2010

it's a barn!

(I have finally picked a name for her...BESSIE
...named after the legendary Bessie Smith, one of my all time favs)
DeCook Excavating scheduled to come back and do the inside class 5 gravel work
along with the exterior dirt work to make it look all purdy.
Concrete work will be next year after all has settled and bank account recovers.
The area I intend to host a MN TAC bash in and around.
I'm thinking about 10 trailers would fit nicely.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

going up ^

the pad with neighbor Dorothy's shed and house in the background
the footings being poured
away we go!
supervisor Jake
'64 keeping an eye (tail light) on the action
TradeWind's new budget futon on top of new carpet.
(I know Colin hates these, but it beats sitting on the floor)
I found Art Costello's autograph inside the utility closet. Kinda cool!
Rained hard this morning.
Supervisor Chris says they work through the rain....we'll see....

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Safari has a cute older sister!

The '64 Airstream TradeWind home in Rochester, Mn after having a stone cold gas at Baker's Acres with all of the great Bash attendees. Towed 1100 miles with only having to put front of bellypan back on and replacing the alternator in my Tahoe. Towed through heavy winds that blew a semi off the road and through a guard rail. The Airstream cut right through the wind with ease...
inside the TradeWind, beauty, eh?
Josie, my little helper. She has already claimed the Airstream TradeWind for her own after I'm done on this Earth. It's all yours, baby.
The trailers are getting a new home. A 24'x40' Northland Building.
Barn red with a silver roof and white trim. This is a shot of DeCook Excavating at work building the pad that the barn will sit upon. Construction begins July 19th. Updates to follow.

Another shot with the "new" trailer in the foreground. She's photogenic and she knows it!

pot of aluminum at the end of the rainbow

I received a number of comments at the BASH about the spare tire holder and its ties to religion.
To me, it looks like the spare tire holder that Black Sabbath would have had on their Airstream. Heavy metal and religion all encompassed in one sweet package. Rock on!

Note the original equipment window openers.
Many people aren't aware that sticks were factory options back in '64.
My almost yearly blog looks as if it could return to a semi-regular post so stay tuned as I see adventure around every corner for the rest of the Summer.
Peace and Joy to you and yours,
Dancin' Hansen